Makokoba is the first black African Township in Bulawayo.
Makokoba was named after the native commissioner Mr Fallon, who used to walk around the township with his walking stick. The name Makokoba was derived from Ndebele "ukhukokoba" which means the ko-ko-ko noise that comes from walking with a walking stick.
Prominent People That Came From Makokoba
Turnout - 15 090 or 45.80 %
- Thokozani Khuphe of MDC with 12 901 votes,
- Sithembiso Nyoni of Zanu PF with 2 196 votes,
- Matson Hlalo, Independent, with 1 773 votes,
- Mutandazo Ndlovu of ZAPU with 113 votes,
- Thokozile Mbewe of LPZ with 43 votes,
- Rachel Munetsi of UP with 34 votes.
- Gorden Moyo of MDC–T with 7 099 votes or 56.75 percent,
- Tshinga Dube of Zanu PF with 3 539 votes or 28.29 percent,
- Thabile Ndlovu of MDC–N with 1 547 votes or 12.37 percent,
- 4 others with 324 votes or 2.59 percent.
Total 12 509 votes
Makokoba is home to Stanley Hall and Stanley Square. During the colonial era, those running the municipality decided to build the biggest bar in the country, Big Bhawa. Makokoba is also home to the biggest traditional market in Bulawayo, Emkambo.